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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: | Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most...

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It also hosted the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.

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One of the highlights of our trip to Australia. We arrived at 3:05pm and had missed the last tour but Geoff kindly offered to show us around. He was very knowledgable and brought... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the highlights of our trip to Australia. We arrived at 3:05pm and had missed the last tour but Geoff kindly offered to show us around. He was very knowledgable and brought the stadium to life with wonderful anecdotes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Boxing Day cricket at the MCG is a Melbourne tradition not to miss. Always best to pre-book your ticket and get there at least 30 minutes before the start of play. Head out to Swan St afterwards if you're keen to kick on with the party after play finishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living in richmond I usually attend the 'G' at least once a week during AFL season. Having attending games all around OZ & sporting events worldwide , I still think the MCG would be top 5 in the world. A FEW TIPS: Never drive to game as it can be a nightmare leaving carpark. Bring your own food - try... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We as grandparents took two of our grandchildren who live in the country to the MCG. We went on a guided tour which took over an hour. After the tour we went down to the museum where the grandchildren go involved with all the free activities. They had a wonderful time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best sporting venue in the world. Excellent view from all stands..food is very expensive so bring your own. Melbourne's sporting gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic arena with a chance to get right inside and well explained by our guide. You could really spend all day in the museum tour afterwards if you know much about AFL history -I didn't. However the Olympics and cricket areas were excellent. Some good fun trying out interactive football, soccer, cycling and archery at the end. Look out for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anyone interested in cricket would enjoy the daily guided trips - but you need reasonable mobility to cope with the steps. Our volunteer guide,Jim, was very knowledgeable and amiable. You get to see dressing rooms, the Long Room and the media facilities in addition to going onto the outer rim of the pitch. You can just "do" the MCG or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here to watch a big bash game and was fortunate enough to be in the members area. The facilities are excellent and the staff well trained. The venue has a great atmosphere and its easy to see the action. I would strongly recommend visiting the museum if you get a chance. A well presented look at the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great sporting venue; visited for several world cup matches as well as for several football matches played with a funny shaped ball! Every time I visited the staff set the tone making it happy and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing beats the atmosphere created by a full house here (whether it be the start of the Boxing Day Test or the opening bounce of the AFL grand final). There is something magical about this place. The number of different events staged here over the years (Olympic & Commenwealth games, Football & Rugby internationals, Rugby League State of Origins to... More 

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